May 1, Beltane, meaning 'brillant fire' is the second male fire festival and honors the Celtic god known as Bel. Tribal herds are ritually driven between bonfires, so as to purify and protect them in the upcoming year. It is a great time of hope and celebration as the earth gives way to its yearly growth.
“BELTAINE” by Hamish Burgess © 2011
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